Things are finally looking up for Newton Abbot Fishing Association and it's members following a much needed upturn in air temperatures in recent weeks.

With February and March's weather being dominated by blizzards, storms, rain and snow, it comes as no surprise that many local anglers spent little time on the bank throughout this bleak period.

However, with air pressure dropping and temperatures gradually rising, the past fortnight has produced some of the most impressive catches and match results of 2018 so far.

Harry Workman's net of six carp in a 24-hour session from Island Pond followed by Ashley Smith and Josh Critchall's brace of 26lb Carp from Dores pond earlier this week have shown promising signs of NAFA's waters witnessing an upturn in productivity.

Moreover, several reports of large bream hauls from Sawmills and Bradley Pond have been recorded with junior angler Freddie Holding bagging 20lb of skimmers and roach from Sawmills on the short pole.

Dave Taylor's haul of sixteen skimmers and five bream from Bradley Pond on the feeder was an equally impressive catch and an encouraging one as the warm weather begins to settle in.

Jay Jay Durdu's winning weight of just over 10kg of bream caught on the short feeder in the latest round of the NAFA winter league on Bradley Pond was a hugely impressive one with second-placed Mike Hadley netting just shy of 6kg also on the feeder.

All in all, things are finally looking up for NAFA and it's members following a difficult couple of months. 

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